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Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks celebrates with catcher Sean Murphy after striking out Chicago White Sox's Nomar Mazara for the final out of Game 3 of an American League wild-card series, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 6-4. (Jose Carlos Fajardo//Bay Area News Group via AP)

Pinder delivers timely hit, A's advance in playoffs at last

Oct. 1, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sure, most of these young Oakland Athletics might barely remember some of the gut-wrenching October losses over the past two decades. Two recent defeats were plenty fresh enough to motivate manager Bob Melvin’s slugging, happy-go-lucky A’s. Oakland finally ended 14...

Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito, clockwise from top left, celebrates with James McCann, Jose Abreu, Alex Colome, Nick Madrigal and Yoan Moncada (10) after the White Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giolito dazzles, Abreu slugs White Sox past A's in opener

Sep. 29, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Giolito released a brief yell of delight and marched quickly back to the dugout, his work day going just brilliantly for the Chicago White Sox. Giolito simply dazzled in his postseason debut, stymieing the Oakland Athletics through six perfect innings and sending the White Sox...

Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada, right, is congratulated by Nick Madrigal after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Moncada homers as White Sox win 9-5; Cubs clinch NL Central

Sep. 27, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox picked up a victory they sorely needed and the Cubs clinched a division championship. Consider it a win-win for Chicago. Yoan Moncada homered, José Abreu hit a three-run double and the playoff-bound White Sox beat the NL Central champion Cubs 9-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, right, picks up Jose Ramirez as he celebrates with Franmil Reyes, left, after Ramirez hit a three-run home run in the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Cleveland. The Indians won in ten innings. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ramírez, Indians clinch playoff spot with 5-3 win over WSox

Sep. 22, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one sweet swing, José Ramírez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award. Ramírez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a postseason...

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox pitcher Jace Fry during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Santana's homer lifts Indians to win, brink of playoff berth

Sep. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians left Progressive Field on the brink of a playoff berth and went home. The party's on hold. In 2020, little goes as planned. “Everything is awkward this year," acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said. “So you can add that to it.” Carlos Santana's two-run homer...

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dane Dunning delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Dunning pitches White Sox past Twins for 6th straight win

Sep. 16, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pitching in a big game during a pennant race, Dane Dunning resembled a seasoned veteran in only his fifth major league start. He had some company, too. No longer just a bunch of promising young kids, the Chicago White Sox are looking down at the rest of the American League. Dunning tossed...

Pittsburgh Pirates, all wearing Roberto Clemente's No. 21 for Roberto Clemente Day, watch a tribute to the Pirates Hall of Fame right fielder before the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

McCann homers twice, White Sox top Pirates on Clemente Day

Sep. 9, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent the day honoring Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. The organization participated in acts of community service. The players all wore Clemente's famous No. 21, the first time a Pirates player donned that number since Clemente's death 48 years ago. There was an...

Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu hits a two-run home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Kris Bubic during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

White Sox beat Royals 5-3 behind Abreu, Giolito

Sep. 6, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — José Abreu hit his 13th home run of the season in the first inning, Yasmani Grandal added a two-run shot, and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night behind ace Lucas Giolito. Abreu leads the majors with 40 RBIs in 40 games and extended his...

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert (88) celebrates with teammates after hitting a winning three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the 10th inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Robert hits 3-run HR in 10th, White Sox beat Royals 5-2

Aug. 30, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As soon as bat met ball, Luis Robert knew. The prized rookie watched as his first game-ending home run sailed over the wall and the White Sox once again grabbed a share of the AL Central lead. Robert belted a three-run drive in the 10th inning that gave the Chicago White Sox a 5-2 victory...

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito, facing camera, and teammates celebrate his no-hitter in a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

A no-fan no-hitter: Giolito gem leads White Sox over Pirates

Aug. 26, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito quietly walked to the mound for the ninth inning, piped-in fake crowd noise wafting through the ballpark and cardboard cutouts dotting the stands. Moments later, the Chicago White Sox right-hander threw the final pitch in a truly bizarre performance. A no-fan no-no. With the...